Kalamunda thespians win Norfolk Island play competition

Kalamunda thespians win Norfolk Island play competition

TWO thespians from Kalamunda, who entered the Norfolk Island one act play competition, which is run over two weekends in the Pacific, have returned triumphant from their creative endeavours.

This year the West Australian women’s entry pulled off a double winner with two awards for the play written especially for the event by Hills resident Yvette Wall.

Directors and actors Terry Hackett and Dee Howells won best play with their performance, which also earned Howells the best Female Actor at the event final ceremony.

Both women were thrilled with their achievements after they returned from the Pacific location after being involved in the Perth Hills amateur acting and directing scene for many decades.

The actors played Trin and Sal, two old friends who live together and have lost their husbands.

One of them is terminally ill and the play follows their journey to recalibrate their friendship and the future for them in another country.

The play was performed in Kalamunda at KADS in September before the duo travelled to Norfolk Island for the Festival, which is held in October.

They have been involved in KADS since the ‘70s when the Kalamunda Amateur Dramatic Group was formed.

Howells said the trip was wonderful but the airfares are expensive to the isolated location.

“They made us so welcome and next year is their 20th festival of the one act play festival,” she said.

“It’s very beautiful and picturesque but the roads are bad and hard to maintain due to the distance from the mainland.”

The two women were very pleased with their success and Hackett is currently directing another play at KADS.